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Winning photos from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 contest

These images are some of the winners from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 contest. Italian Davide Lopresti beat entrants from 54 countries to be named Underwater Photographer of the Year for his image of a seahorse in the Mediterranean. The title of British Underwater Photographer of the Year was awarded to Dan Bolt for his photo “Catshark Supernova.” This award is open to all British residents and British nationals wherever they are based in the world.

Mediterranean seahorse in Trieste, Italy. (Davide Lopresti / ©UPY)

Fishing bear in Kuril Lake, Russia. (Mike Korostelev / ©UPY)

Pilot whales in Nice, France. (Greg Lecoeur / ©UPY)

Seagulls in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Alejandro Prieto / ©UPY)

Tasiilaq, Greenland. (Tobias Friedrich / ©UPY)

Tiger Beach, Bahamas. (Pier Mane / ©UPY)

Red Sea, Egypt. (Anders Nyberg / ©UPY)

Todos Santos, Mexico. (Alejandro Prieto / ©UPY)

“Catshark Supernova” in Thurlestone, United Kingdom. (Dan Bolt / ©UPY)

Berlengas Natural Reserve, Portugal. (Rui Guerra / ©UPY)

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